NHS Test and Trace | Compost bin offer | Parking plea

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Coronavirus Update Staffordshire

Coronavirus Update 29.05.20

Coronavirus drive through test

NHS Test and Trace

Yesterday, the NHS Test and Trace service launched.

The service is a key part of the Government's plan to keep the virus under control while carefully and safely lifting the lockdown nationally.

In brief, the new service means that:

  • If you have symptoms you must self-isolate immediately
  • You must book a test – if you test positive you will be contacted within 24 hours. Testing has been extended to the under fives
  • People you have been in close contact with will be traced
  • They will be instructed to self-isolate for 14 days regardless of whether they have symptoms or not
  • If there is a local outbreak, we will work with the Joint Biosecurity Centre and Public Health England to control it

Learn more 

Compost bin offer

The council’s waste team are offering Staffordshire residents the opportunity to get compost bins from just £10 (plus £5.99 postage).

Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Commercial, Mark Deaville said: "Composting is a really easy way to dispose of garden and appropriate food waste.

It helps to significantly reduce carbon emissions which is also good for the planet and the environment."

There are a limited number of bins available.

Order one online by entering your postcode and the reference SWP13L.

Order a compost bin

Considerate parking plea to beauty spot visitors

Cannock Chase beauty spot

People are being reminded to park considerately if visiting popular county beauty spots this weekend.

Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, Helen Fisher said: "We’re expecting more people to visit locations like Chasewater and The Roaches this weekend because of the fine weather and so we’re appealing for everyone to park safely and legally.

It is essential that emergency vehicles can access these locations at all times and are not obstructed by carelessly parked vehicles. We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable weekend.”

Visitors are asked to keep dogs on leads to help observe social distancing rules and not to have barbecues, light fires, or dispose of cigarettes carelessly as there remains a strong risk to people, property and wildlife from fire.

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